Advanced Functional Materials Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag

Journal description

At last you will have a chance to get the full story. Starting in 2001 the publishers of Advanced Materials will be bringing you Advanced Functional Materials as the full-paper sister journal to Advanced Materials . The journal will be edited by the Advanced Materials team of Peter Gregory Esther Levy and Alison Green and will cover all aspects of high-tech materials chemistry and physics. The content of Advanced Functional Materials will comprise the stimulating combination of Full Papers Feature Articles and Highlights. Full Papers will present details of outstanding materials science research Feature Articles will give you a comprehensive view of recent research developments while Highlight articles will provide you with a balanced view of new and topical subjects. Starting with 6 issues in 2001 Advanced Functional Materials will enjoy the same circulation as Advanced Materials. With the support of the internationally renowned Advisory Board and the dedicated editors of the world's no. 1 materials science journal Advanced Functional Materials replaces Advanced Materials for Optics and Electronics published until the end of 2000 by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Chichester. Advanced Functional Materials is certain to become the premier international journal for professionals everywhere who want the full story on the best materials science and who want to stay informed on what's hot. Readers Materials scientists chemists physicists ceramicists engineers metallurgists

Current impact factor: 11.81

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 11.805
2013 Impact Factor 10.439
2012 Impact Factor 9.765
2011 Impact Factor 10.179
2010 Impact Factor 8.486
2009 Impact Factor 6.99
2008 Impact Factor 6.808
2007 Impact Factor 7.496
2006 Impact Factor 6.779
2005 Impact Factor 6.77
2004 Impact Factor 5.679
2003 Impact Factor 4.798
2002 Impact Factor 4.656

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 12.31
Cited half-life 4.60
Immediacy index 2.23
Eigenfactor 0.13
Article influence 3.12
Website Advanced Functional Materials website
Other titles Advanced functional materials (Online), Advanced functional materials, Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Online)
ISSN 1616-3028
OCLC 46613529
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Wiley-VCH Verlag

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The electropolymerization of thioaniline-modified Au nanoparticles (NPs) on thioaniline monolayer-functionalized electrodes in the presence of Zn(II)-protoporphyrin IX yields bis aniline-crosslinked Au NPs matrices that include molecular imprinted sites for binding the Zn(II)-protoporphyrin IX photosensitizer. The binding of the photosensitizer yields photoelectrochemically active electrodes that produce anodic photocurrents in the presence of the electron donor benzohydroquinone. The efficient photocurrents formed in the presence of the imprinted electrode are attributed to the high-affinity binding of the photosensitizer to the imprinted sites, Ka = 3.2 × 106 m−1, and to the effective transport of the photoejected electrons to the bulk electrode via the bridged Au NPs matrix. Similarly, a N,N′-dialkyl-4,4′-bipyridinium-modified Zn(II)-protoporphyrin IX photosensitizer-electron acceptor dyad is imprinted in the bis aniline-crosslinked Au NPs matrix. The photocurrent generated by the imprinted matrix is approximately twofold higher as compared to the photocurrent generated by the Zn(II)-protoporphyrin IX-imprinted Au NPs matrix. The efficient photocurrents generated in the presence of the bipyridinium-modified Zn(II)-protoporphyrin IX-imprinted matrix are attributed to the effective primary charge separation of the electron–hole species in the dyad structure, followed by the effective transport of the photoejected electrons to the electrode via the bis aniline-crosslinked Au NPs matrix.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502801
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    ABSTRACT: Liquid crystals (LCs) can serve as sensitive reporters of interfacial events, and this property has been used for sensing of synthetic or biological toxins. Here it is demonstrated that LCs can distinguish distinct molecular motifs and exhibit a specific response to beta-sheet structures. That property is used to detect the formation of highly toxic protofibrils involved in neurodegenerative diseases, where it is crucial to develop methods that probe the early-stage aggregation of amyloidogenic peptides in the vicinity of biological membranes. In the proposed method, the amyloid fibrils formed at the lipid–decorated LC interface can change the orientation of LCs and form elongated and branched structures that are amplified by the mesogenic medium; however, nonamyloidogenic peptides form ellipsoidal domains of tilted LCs. Moreover, a theoretical and computational analysis is used to reveal the underlying structure of the LC, thereby providing a detailed molecular-level view of the interactions and mechanisms responsible for such motifs. The corresponding signatures can be detected at nanomolar concentrations of peptide by polarized light microscopy and much earlier than the ones that can be identified by fluorescence-based techniques. As such, it offers the potential for early diagnoses of neurodegenerative diseases and for facile testing of inhibitors of amyloid formation.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502830
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    ABSTRACT: Controllable construction of graphene into specific architectures at macroscopic scales is crucial for practical applications of graphene. An approach of macroscopic and conductive interconnected graphene networks with controllable patterns, pore, and skeleton sizes via chemical vapor deposition is reported here. Specifically, the pore and skeleton sizes of 3D controllable graphene (3D-CG) architectures can be tuned from 10 to 50 μm and the orientation angles of building blocks can be designed as 45° and 90°. The electrical conductivity and density of 3D-CGs are measured at 60–80 S cm−1 and ≈3.6 mg cm−3, respectively. The properties of 3D-CGs as flexible conductors and supercapacitor electrodes are reported, to explore the potential application in wearable devices and energy store.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502966
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    ABSTRACT: The photoluminescence, transmittance, charge-carrier recombination dynamics, mobility, and diffusion length of CH3NH3PbI3 are investigated in the temperature range from 8 to 370 K. Profound changes in the optoelectronic properties of this prototypical photovoltaic material are observed across the two structural phase transitions occurring at 160 and 310 K. Drude-like terahertz photoconductivity spectra at all temperatures above 80 K suggest that charge localization effects are absent in this range. The monomolecular charge-carrier recombination rate generally increases with rising temperature, indicating a mechanism dominated by ionized impurity mediated recombination. Deduced activation energies Ea associated with ionization are found to increase markedly from the room-temperature tetragonal (Ea ≈ 20 meV) to the higher-temperature cubic (Ea ≈ 200 meV) phase adopted above 310 K. Conversely, the bimolecular rate constant decreases with rising temperature as charge-carrier mobility declines, while the Auger rate constant is highly phase specific, suggesting a strong dependence on electronic band structure. The charge-carrier diffusion length gradually decreases with rising temperature from about 3 μm at −93 °C to 1.2 μm at 67 °C but remains well above the optical absorption depth in the visible spectrum. These results demonstrate that there are no fundamental obstacles to the operation of cells based on CH3NH3PbI3 under typical field conditions.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502340
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    ABSTRACT: Layered 2D materials serve as a new class of substrates for templated synthesis of various nanomaterials even with highly dissimilar crystal structures; thus overcoming the lattice constraints of conventional epitaxial processes. Here, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is used as a prototypical model substrate for oriented growth of in-plane Au nanowires (NWs) despite the nearly 8% lattice mismatch between MoS2 and Au. Au NWs on the MoS2 surface are oriented along three symmetrically equivalent directions within the substrate arising from the strong Au–S binding that templates the oriented growth. The kinetics of the growth process are explored through experiments and modeling. Strong charge transfer is observed between Au NWs and MoS2, resulting in degenerate p-doping of MoS2.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502582
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    ABSTRACT: Forthcoming smart energy era is in strong pursuit of full-fledged rechargeable power sources with reliable electrochemical performances and shape versatility. Here, as a naturally abundant/environmentally friendly cellulose-mediated cell architecture strategy to address this challenging issue, a new class of hetero-nanonet (HN) paper batteries based on 1D building blocks of cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs)/multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) is demonstrated. The HN paper batteries consist of CNF/MWNT-intermingled heteronets embracing electrode active powders (CM electrodes) and microporous CNF separator membranes. The CNF/MWNT heteronet-mediated material/structural uniqueness enables the construction of 3D bicontinuous electron/ion transport pathways in the CM electrodes, thus facilitating electrochemical reaction kinetics. Furthermore, the metallic current collectors-free, CNF/MWNT heteronet architecture allows multiple stacking of CM electrodes in series, eventually leading to user-tailored, ultrathick (i.e., high-mass loading) electrodes far beyond those accessible with conventional battery technologies. Notably, the HN battery (multistacked LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 (cathode)/multistacked graphite (anode)) provides exceptionally high-energy density (=226 Wh kg−1 per cell at 400 W kg−1 per cell), which surpasses the target value (=200 Wh kg−1 at 400 W kg−1) of long-range (=300 miles) electric vehicle batteries. In addition, the heteronet-enabled mechanical compliance of CM electrodes, in combination with readily deformable CNF separators, allows the fabrication of paper crane batteries via origami folding technique.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502833
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    ABSTRACT: It is challenging to develop new top-down approaches to tailor particles into subnanometer size structures on a large scale to further reveal their structure-dependent physicochemical properties. Here, we demonstrate a non-conventional, electrochemical, 3D ion-carving process to tailor particles into subscale flower-like nanostructures at room temperature. The technology is based on the electrochemical insertion/extraction of lithium ions as a carving “knife” to carve the single-crystalline particle precursor into higher-order, flower-like nanostructures with hexagonal nanopetals as the building units. Our study demonstrates that the morphology of the as-carved, flower-like nanostructures can be controlled by the electrochemical parameters, such as the current density and the number of cycles. Particularly interesting is that dramatically different magnetic properties can be achieved depending on the morphology through careful tuning by the electrochemical ion-carving process. The as-carved, flower-like particles may find many important applications, including magnetic nanodevices. Our approach, in principle, is applicable to prepare various kinds of 3D-structured materials with different compositions.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502916
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    ABSTRACT: The application potential of cellulose nanofibril (CNF) aerogels has been hindered by the slow and costly freeze- or supercritical drying methods. Here, CNF aerogel membranes with attractive mechanical, optical, and gas transport properties are prepared in ambient conditions with a facile and scalable process. Aqueous CNF dispersions are vacuum-filtered and solvent exchanged to 2-propanol and further to octane, followed by ambient drying. The resulting CNF aerogel membranes are characterized by high transparency (>90% transmittance), stiffness (6 GPa Young's modulus, 10 GPa cm3 g−1 specific modulus), strength (97 MPa tensile strength, 161 MPa m3 kg−1 specific strength), mesoporosity (pore diameter 10–30 nm, 208 m2 g−1 specific surface area), and low density (≈0.6 g cm−3). They are gas permeable thus enabling collection of nanoparticles (for example, single-walled carbon nanotubes, SWNT) from aerosols under pressure gradients. The membranes with deposited SWNT can be further compacted to transparent, conductive, and flexible conducting films (90% specular transmittance at 550 nm and 300 Ω ◻−1 sheet resistance with AuCl3-salt doping). Overall, the developed aerogel membranes pave way toward use in gas filtration and transparent, flexible devices.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502566
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    ABSTRACT: A novel procedure for effective fabrication of photostable oxygen-doped single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in solid-state matrices has been developed. SWCNTs drop-cast on various types of substrates are coated with oxide dielectric thin films by electron-beam evaporation. Single tube photoluminescence spectroscopy studies performed at room and cryogenic temperatures reveal that such thin film-coated tubes exhibit characteristic spectral features of oxygen-doped SWCNTs, indicating the oxide thin film coating process leads to oxygen doping of the tubes. It is also found that the doping efficiency can be effectively controlled by the thin film deposition time and by the types of surfactants wrapping the SWCNTs. Moreover, aside from being the doping agent, the oxide thin film also serves as a passivation layer protecting the SWCNTs from the external environment. Comparing the thin film coated SWCNTs with oxygen-doped tubes prepared via ozonolysis, the former exhibit significantly higher photostability and photoluminescence on-time. Therefore, this one-step deposition/oxygen-doping procedure provides a possible route toward scalable, versatile incorporation of highly photostable oxygen-doped SWCNTs in novel optical and optoelectronic devices.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502580
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    ABSTRACT: A strategy is proposed to achieve an enhanced capture efficiency of and low damage to human leukemic lymphoblasts (CCRF-CEM) by the synergistic effect of topographical interactions and phenylboronic acid functional groups on nanostructures. To realize this purpose, a simple and template free method to synthesize boronic acid derivative polyaniline bioinspired nanostructures with controlled morphology is established. Different nanostructured morphologies such as nanotexture, nanofibers, nanoparticles, microsphere, and 3D porous network have been prepared by controlling the nucleation and growth rate for polymerization. The phenylboronic acid functional groups on the surface of the nanostructures during poly­merization are used as artificial lectins to reversibly capture and release circulating tumor cells (CTCs) with little damage to the cells. The method presented here is simple, rapid, and highly efficient for CTC capture and release with low cost in materials and instruments.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502420
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    ABSTRACT: Two angular-shaped 4,9-didodecyl α-aNDT and 4,9-didodecyl β-aNDT isomeric structures have been regiospecifically designed and synthesized. The distannylated α-aNDT and β-aNDT monomers are copolymerized with the Br-DTNT monomer by the Stille coupling to furnish two isomeric copolymers, PαNDTDTNT and PβNDTDTNT, respectively. The geometric shape and coplanarity of the isomeric α-aNDT and β-aNDT segments in the polymers play a decisive role in determining their macroscopic device performance. Theoretical calculations show that PαNDTDTNT possesses more linear polymeric backbone and higher coplanarity than PβNDTDTNT. The less curved conjugated main chain facilitates stronger intermolecular π–π interactions, resulting in more redshifted absorption spectra of PαNDTDTNT in both solution and thin film compared to the PβNDTDTNT counterpart. 2D wide-angle X-ray diffraction analysis reveals that PαNDTDTNT has more ordered π-stacking and lamellar stacking than PβNDTDTNT as a result of the lesser curvature of the PαNDTDTNT backbone. Consistently, PαNDTDTNT exhibits a greater field effect transistor hole mobility of 0.214 cm2 V−1 s−1 than PβNDTDTNT with a mobility of 0.038 cm2 V−1 s−1. More significantly, the solar cell device incorporating the PαNDTDTNT:PC71BM blend delivers a superior power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 8.01% that outperforms the PβNDTDTNT:PC71BM-based device with a moderate PCE of 3.6%.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502338
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    ABSTRACT: Improving the performance of organic electronic devices depends on exploiting the complex nanostructures formed in the active layer. Current imaging methods based on transmission electron microscopy provide limited chemical sensitivity, and thus the application to materials with compositionally similar phases or complicated multicomponent systems is challenging. Here, it is demonstrated that monochromated transmission electron microscopes can generate contrast in organic thin films based on differences in the valence electronic structure at energy losses below 10 eV. In this energy range, electronic fingerprints corresponding to interband excitations in organic semiconductors can be utilized to generate significant spectral contrast between phases. Based on differences in chemical bonding of organic materials, high-contrast images are thus obtained revealing the phase separation in polymer/fullerene mixtures. By applying principal component analysis to the spectroscopic image series, further details about phase compositions and local electronic transitions in the active layer of organic semiconductor mixtures can be explored.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502090
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    ABSTRACT: A lead zirconate titanate (PZT) mechanical energy harvester (MEH) enables high efficiency mechanical to electrical energy conversion from the natural contractile and relaxation motion of the heart. On page 5320, Y. Su, C. Dagdeviren, and co-workers show that the measured voltage of the MEH depends on the inner resistance of the voltmeter, which is contrary to the established knowledge that the measurement results are independent of the instruments used. Cover designed by Zhenhai Li.
    Advanced Functional Materials 09/2015; 25(33). DOI:10.1002/adfm.201570224